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Thursday, 16 April 2020

‘The Good Fight’ delays third episode after coronavirus wrecks production schedule

Christine Baranski stars as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Fight.”
Christine Baranski stars as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Fight.”(Patrick Harbron/CBS)

“The Good Fight” will fight again, but a week later.
The CBS All Access show, which returned for its fourth season last week, has delayed its third episode for a week until April 30 after its Long Island City set was shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The episode has already been shot, but the post-production, which now includes people literally around the world, is taking longer than expected.
A video of the cast, including Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Nyambi Nyambi and Michael Boatman, as well as writers, costume designers, set decorators and showrunners Robert and Michelle King broke the news Thursday.
“We need one week to catch up," Nyambi said.

Jonathan Coulton, who wrote the viral musical animated shorts from last season, including “Nobody’s Above the Law” and “Roy Cohn,” then launched into a show-wide rendition of “You Are My Sunshine," which is probably as close to a musical episode of “The Good Fight” as we’ll get, even with McDonald, a six-time Tony Award winner, on board.

The set shut down in the middle of filming the fourth season, but a CBS spokeswoman told the Daily News that the plan is to roll out the season consecutively through Episode 7 after next week’s hiatus. It’s unclear what will happen after that.


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